ADP 2018-19 Tryout Information
There will be a one-day tryout for a very few spots that open for the spring season only. We have a few drops of players not returning from the fall. We'll announce registration and the date of the tryout soon through the Arlington Soccer weekly email newsletter, "Off the Post." Players selected and that participated in the fall season DO NOT need to try out again for the spring season.
More details on ADP can be found here: http://arlingtonsoccer.com/programs/adp/developmental-program-faqs.
The ADP will run open tryouts in May/June for the U9, U10, U11 and U12 ages to form teams for the following Fall season. All players are evaluated during these tryouts by the team coaches and additional evaluators.
ADP selected players participate in both the Fall and Spring Seasons.
Prior to the Spring season a tryout will occur in March for any openings in ADP due to players not returning. Only players not currently in ADP need to tryout.
What to Expect After Tryouts
We expect to notify players of the outcome of the tryouts very soon. Results will be posted on this page. Participating families and players will be notified by email once this list for their age group is posted on this page.
Selections for the 2018-19 Season
How are players evaluated and selected for ADP teams?
Players are evaluated using several criteria during tryouts each year. The three most important areas of evaluation are technical ability, speed, and character.
● Can a player handle the ball technically under pressure and in tight spaces?
● Pure Speed – Is the player fast from point A to B?
● Technical Speed – Can the player handle the ball under pressure?
● Tactical Speed – Can the player make fast decisions with and without the ball?
● Does the player like to compete?
● Is he/she a positive influence on the group?
● Does the player possess a high work rate?
● Does the player bring passion and energy to the game?
Players are evaluated in these and other areas. If selected, players will be placed on teams based in part on where they live, where their school is located, and/or where their developmental needs are best met. Players that are not selected for the ADP will be provided with information on Recreational Soccer and other programs in Arlington Soccer Association.